AFP-TX Applauds Keystone Passage in Senate

January 30, 2015

AFP Texas State Director Mike Hasson released the following statement on the heels of the Senate vote to expedite approval of the Keystone XL pipeline (62-36) today: “I’m glad to see that Congress is finally catching up with the American people; we made clear we’re tired of waiting for Washington to give us permission to […]

Benefits of School Choice Impact the State’s Economy

January 22, 2015

Former House Public Education Chairman Kent Grusendorf and former State Rep Bill Hammond agree on one thing:  school choice will be good for Texans. These two individuals are influential leaders.  Hammond is the president of the Texas Association of Businesses (the state Chamber) and Grusendorf heads education policy for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. They […]

Legislature Gets Revenue Estimate; Estimated $113 Billion Available for Upcoming Biennial Budget

January 14, 2015

Newly-elected Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the Texas biennial revenue estimate. This is what the 85th Texas Legislature will use in establishing the budget for the 2016-17 biennium.  But just because the revenue is available, that doesn’t mean the legislature needs to spend it all. The Comptroller has set the general revenue funds available at […]

School Board Member Eloquently Supports School Choice

December 12, 2014

Florida has enacted a Tax Credit Scholarship program to provide parents with the opportunity to select educational options for their children.  The Florida School Board Association has filed a lawsuit to stop the program. One Sarasota School Board member, Bridget Ziegler, opposes the lawsuit.  She has written an opinion piece in which she states “,,,neither […]

Denton’s Fracking Ban on the Ballot

October 13, 2014

The City of Denton is considering a ban on fracking.  Voters will decide in November if the city will ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing, a method of extracting gas from deep below the earth’s surface. The issue centers on who regulates oil and gas in the state.  Federal and state regulations currently apply, and […]